Mid-September Post 2015 – Two Challenges at Once!
Mid month update. No movement on the submissions, except I got one more rejection. But, I mailed that story right back out. The rest are still out in the world.
Here’s the numbers:
We are ¾ of the way through the year, so I’m sure I’m not going to get a hundred rejections, but maybe I’ll get 30 or 40? Maybe I’ll get at least one acceptance? One can hope.
My other challenge isn’t going so well. I started off strong, but somewhere around September 10, I fell behind. It’s not the writing that is hard, it’s the finishing. So now I have two unfinished stories sitting on my table. I opted to keep working on those rather than start yet another story. I suppose I could write a couple of flash fiction under five hundred words to catch up, but I’d rather finish up these two stories that I really like and am excited about.
What ever happens I’m glad I decided to do this. Like I said in my earlier post, there is something satisfying about finishing. I will have more new stories and I can submit those and add them to my challenge.
I would count the stories, but it’s getting late. I think I have 12(?) right now. Not too bad. Just a few stories behind.
A nice break from the longer story. In October, I will get back to that.
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That’s the spirit, you must not give up! I don’t know you but I will say stay positive. Did you ascertain the reason for rejection?
Unfortunately no. This last rejection was a standard form letter. The story was a reprint (and the journal accepted reprints), but I guess that it wasn’t for them. Thanks for your encouraging words.
OK. There’s still hope. Best wishes.